It’s me, Jenny! WHEW! It has been a whirlwind of activity with me for the last few months. I mean, I really missed you guys. But today, I am glad to say that I can catch up with all of you and find out what you are doing.
I sure hope school is going well. Can you believe that there are only about 4 or 5 weeks left until Summer vacation? Okay. I can hear a lot of you shouting YAYYYYY!! And there is nothing wrong with wishing for Summer vacation. Besides you all deserve it. You’ve worked so hard in school getting those A’s and B’s. So you deserve a break.
I just want you to remember one thing: While you are planning your summer always make plans to read 20 minutes a day. Yep, read every day. And please if you have little brothers and sisters or little nieces and nephews or just little kids in the neighborhood, please get a book and read to them, as well. Babies even love to hear your voices as you read Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham or my books, A Surprise for Junior, Loony the Loon and the Littered Lake or Junior Rabbit Learns About Christmas. Believe me guys, when you read you learn about this world and all the wonderful things in it.
Oops, I gotta go. I am writing another book to be published later this year. I sure hope you guys will read my books. Talk to you later,
Well, I had a wonderful time at my book signing and reading Junior Rabbit Learns About Christmas at an elementary school in a suburb of Detroit. You can see some of the pics below. I had a wonderful time and so did the children. In case you don’t know it, that’s me in the elf outfit. We had loads of fun. I told you that reading is a lot of fun especially when you get together with others and have a reading party. I want you to see how much fun I had and enjoy the pictures. Have a wonderful and fun and safe Merry Christmas and a beautiful New Year.
Remember a few blog posts back when I said that I wanted you to do good in school and befriend a special needs classmate or student at your schools? Well, if you are able with Mom and or Dad to join me tonight at 8:00 p.m. you’ll hear me interview a very special couple who I know personally. They are Semaj and Shatara Coleman, my son and daughter-in-law as they discuss raising an autistic child. So, I sure hope that you can all join me tonight on the show. Feel free to call in and comment, too.
Whatever you do, please befriend a special needs classmate or student at your school. They are the best friends you can have and they will love being your friend, too.
Reading does indeed open up the world to you. So don’t stop reading now. If you go to the library to read, take time and read in your bedroom, or in the living room in the big chair, keep on reading. Don’t stop reading now, keep it up. Look at some of my friends reading and participating in school. They know the importance of reading.
Well, it’s been a few weeks since school has started and I am sure that there has been some homework and projects given to you already. I just have a question. Has it been hard to get back into the study mode since the summer is over? I can understand that. Here’s a couple of tips to get you back into the good habits you had in school that got you those high test scores and good grades at card markings:
When you get home from school, if you have any homework or reading do it immediately, because you’ve been in school and study mode already for the day. Keep it up and soon, you’ll be finished with your work and can relax and do other things.
Keep a list of your school work on a white board or a cork board in your room or even on the refrigerator at home. That way you won’t forget important work that has to be turned in.
Make going to the library part of your week or weekend. It keeps your mind working well and you will be at the right place to get the answers you need.
You’re not too young for this next tip: Keep a list of all of your daily activities and check them off as you complete them. (get ready for school the night before, make your lunch and put in the fridge, get your instrument and backpack ready and put them where you won’t forget them in the morning; get your gym clothing and shoes cleaned and ready for physical ed.) All of these things will get you back into the right mode of studying and organization. And you can’t help but be a winner! Talk to you later.
How’s the first week of school going? Getting used to carrying backpacks again and sitting in class learning? I sure hope so.
Now remember, school is the place that prepares you for the great accomplishments you will do in your life. Accomplishments like being the first astronaut to reach the planet Mars; coming up with the cure for all kinds of diseases, becoming leaders in the world, inventing things to make life better for so many other people. So, take school seriously while still having fun. Pick up your books and tablets and read and do your assignments and you’ll find out that when you get to college, your study habits will be so good.
Just think, your education will further open up a world of possibilities for you. So, keep swinging at those lessons, papers, homework assignments and tests. The world is at your fingertips.
Well, it’s been a real fun Summer for me and I know it’s been a real fun Summer for you, too. Now the fall season is coming and with it comes back to school. Are you excited to get back to school? I sure hope so. You’ll see some of your friends that you’ve missed over the Summer and you’ll meet new friends. That’s great.
I have one thing that I want each of you to do this school semester. I want you to do it on purpose, too. Make friends with a special needs student at your school. Just like you laugh and talk with your other friends, laugh and talk with someone who is special needs.Sit at lunch with that student, too. Be a good friend to that student. Call them on the phone, go to their birthday parties, visit them, and let them visit you just like everyone else. You’ll have gained a new friend and possibly a friend for life. So, now that you have your assignment from me, get in school and excel. I know you can! Talk to you later.